Lionel Richie

Lionel Richie kicks off Summer 2018 tour with sold out show at Northampton’s Franklin’s Gardens

Photo courtesy of Andrew Timms

Photo courtesy of Andrew Timms

Friday night, Lionel Richie kicked off his long awaited UK summer tour with a sold out show at Franklin’s Gardens, Northampton. Lionel was joined by very special guest Anastacia as he led an impressive performance to his fans.
 
Delighting fans and performing hits from his extensive and much loved repertoire spanning decades, crowds sung along to hits such as ‘Easy’, ‘Dancing on the Ceiling’, ‘Say You Say Me’, ‘Hello’ and ‘All Night Long’.
 
Last night’s show follows the news that the global superstar was awarded the ‘Special International Award’ at the Ivor Novello’s in London which is the only award of the night awarded to a non-British recipient. Earlier this year, Lionel had his hand and footprints immortalised in cement at the famed TCL Chinese Theatre Imax and this receiving the oldest reward in Hollywood.

The tour continues tonight at McDiarmid Park, Perth. Full tour details here.

Information guides released ahead of Lionel Richie UK Summer shows

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Concert-goers with tickets to see Lionel Richie performing outdoors this summer are encouraged to explore our information guides, filled with useful tips and details to ensure you have the best possible experience on the day of the concert.

The guides also include maps of the local vicinity to each venue enabling you to plan your routes to and from the stadiums and details on where to park if travelling by car.

A seating plan is included to help you locate your seat, and information includes what you can and cannot bring into each venue.


Friday 1 June 2018 - Franklin's Gardens, Northampton


Sunday 3 June 2018 - McDiarmid Park, Perth


Sunday 10 June 2018 - Lincolnshire Showground, Lincoln


Wednesday 13 June 2018 - Montgomery Waters Meadow, Shrewsbury


Saturday 16 June 2018 - Leigh Sports Village, Leigh


Sunday 17 June 2018 - Brunton Park, Carlisle


Thursday 21 June 2018 - Proact Stadium, Chesterfield


Saturday 23 June 2018 - The 1st Central County Ground, Hove


Sunday 24 June 2018 - Holkham Hall, Wells-Next-The-Sea


Full details and tickets for Lionel Richie's All The Hits UK Summer Tour can be found here.

Anastacia and Shane Filan announced as special guests on Lionel Richie UK All The Hits tour

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Anastacia and Shane Filan will join Lionel Richie on his exclusive UK summer tour in June - a major outdoor tour visiting Northampton, Perth, Lincoln, Shrewsbury, Leigh, Carlisle, Chesterfield, Hove and North Norfolk. 

Special guest Anastacia will join the ‘All The Hits’ tour in Northampton, Perth, Lincoln, Shrewsbury and Chesterfield - making it the perfect opportunity to see her present her electric pop music live. 

Anastacia burst onto the global music scene with her debut ‘Not That Kind’ and has since gone onto massive world renowned success achieving over 20 million worldwide sales, making her one of the fastest and biggest selling artists of the new millennium. With over a dozen Top 40 entries to her name, spurred on by multi-platinum, global hits ‘I’m Outta Love’ and ‘Left Outside Alone’ and major hits ‘Sick and Tired.’ Anastacia has achieved number one hits in 19 countries, a shower of gold and platinum awards, more than 100 million YouTube views, three BRIT Award nominations and more. 

For 14 years, Shane Filan was a prominent member of hugely successful boy band Westlife, an act that managed to amass no fewer than 14 UK number one hits, 11 top 5 albums and over 50 million records sold worldwide before their dissolution in 2012 that saw them perform in front of 80.000 fans. Having now cemented himself as one of the UK’s most popular male solo artists.

Shane will be joining Lionel Richie on his ‘All The Hits’ tour as a special guest performing in Leigh, Carlisle, Hove and Holkham. 

These will be Lionel’s first UK shows since receiving glittering reviews for the ‘All The Hits’ tour which included three nights at London’s The O2. The dates followed a phenomenal Glastonbury performance which drew the biggest crowd of the weekend as over 200,000 people flocked to the Pyramid Stage. Lionel’s incredible success continued as his album ‘The Definitive Collection’ topped the charts and provided his first UK Number 1 in 23 years.

The Lionel Richie ‘All The Hits’ tour will run from Friday 1st June 2018 until Sunday 24th June.

Friday 1 June - Northampton, Franklin’s Gardens ^
Sunday 3 June - Perth, McDiarmid Park ^
Tuesday 5 June - London, Hampton Court Palace Festival * 
Wednesday 6 June - London, Hampton Court Palace Festival * 
Saturday 9 June - London, Hampton Court Palace Festival * EXTRA DATE ADDED
Sunday 10 June - Lincoln, Lincolnshire Showground ^
Wednesday 13 June - Shrewsbury, Montgomery Waters Meadow ^
Saturday 16 June - Leigh, Leigh Sports Village ~
Sunday 17 June - Carlisle, Brunton Park ~
Tuesday 19 June - Scarborough, Open Air Theatre *
Thursday 21 June - Chesterfield, Proact Stadium ^
Saturday 23 June - Hove, The 1st Central County Ground ~
Sunday 24 June - Holkham nr Wells-next-the-Sea , Holkham Hall ~            
                    
^ with very special guest Anastacia
~ with very special guest Shane Filan
* There will be no special guest at Hampton Court or Scarborough

Lionel Richie add third and final concert at Hampton Court Palace Festival 2018

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Lionel Richie will headline a third and final concert at Hampton Court Palace Festival 2018.

Tickets for the concert on Saturday 9 June will go on sale at 10am on 9 March and can be purchased from hamptoncourtpalacefestival.com. General admission tickets for Lionel’s concerts on 5 and 6 June are already sold out, with VIP tickets still available to purchase.

International superstar Lionel Richie will be making his debut on the Hampton Court Palace Festival stage, performing on Tuesday 5, Wednesday 6 and now Saturday 9 June.

He will be performing hits from his extensive and much-loved repertoire spanning decades, all the way from the Commodores to the present day. Richie’s shows are world renowned for their party atmosphere. Fans will be able to enjoy timeless mega-hits such as Dancing on the Ceiling, Say You, Say Me, Hello and All Night Long.

Lionel Richie to put hand and footprints in cement at the TCL Chinese Theatre

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Oscar® & Multi-GRAMMY® award winning entertainment legend Lionel Richie to put hand and foot prints in cement at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX® forecourt

On March 7, superstar singer-songwriter Lionel Richie will put his handprints and footprints in cement at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX® in Hollywood and thus receive the oldest award in Hollywood.

Lionel has sold more than 100 million albums and is the recipient of countless awards, including four Grammy Awards®, an Academy Award® and a Golden Globe Award. In December, he was honored at the Kennedy Center Honors and is currently a judge for the beloved music competition series “American Idol.”

“Oh my God this is absolutely incredible,” says Richie.

“This is my Hollywood dream come true.  Of all the Hollywood awards, this is the one I can share with the public forever."

The TCL Chinese Theatre handprints ceremony is rich in tradition and provides the over six million people a year who visit the site an opportunity to experience the lore of Hollywood up close, for here lay the handprints and footprints of Hollywood’s most notable talents.

Movie exhibitor Sid Grauman, who was one of Hollywood’s best known and most creative showmen, opened The TCL Chinese in 1927 and launched the handprint ceremony a year later, as a promotion to advertise his many premieres and first run films.

Recent celebrants have included Jessica Chastain, Robert De Niro, Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, directors Ridley Scott, Kenneth Branagh and Quentin Tarantino and two-time Oscar® winners Jennifer Lawrence and Jane Fonda, MGM’s “Leo the Lion,” The “Twilight” stars, Robert Duvall, Kim Novak, the late Peter O’Toole, Helen Mirren, Sandra Bullock, Jerry Lewis, Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling.

Among the first handprints and footprints were those of Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks.

Within a few years of its debut, the famous forecourt on Hollywood Boulevard was flourishing and has since become an international tourist destination attracting six million visitors a year to the world’s most famous movie palace. 

Lionel Richie brings All The Hits back to the UK this Summer. Full details and tickets here.

Lionel Richie announces his return to the UK this Summer

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Lionel Richie's love affair with the UK continues as he announces his return to the UK for the long awaited 2018 Summer tour.

Tickets on sale go on sale Friday 2nd February from 10:00 AM

“…a sincere affirmation of his real standing in pop culture as a hit-maker of the highest order.” 
Daily Telegraph

“…his adaptability produces a show that swings between raucous R&B and chocolate-box ballads, all of it fantastic."
Guardian

“….may just have proven himself the greatest rock star on the planet.”
The Independent

International superstar Lionel Richie will return to the UK in 2018, exploring parts of the UK he’s never visited before. The date is part of a summer tour which will be visiting iconic venues across the country in areas such as Northampton, Perth, London, Lincoln, Shrewsbury, Leigh, Carlisle, Scarborough, Chesterfield, Hove and North Norfolk. Tickets go on sale on February 2nd from 10:00 AM. 

Performing hits from his extensive and much loved repertoire spanning decades, all the way from the Commodores to the present day, Richie’s shows are world renowned for their party atmosphere. Fans will be able to enjoy timeless mega-hits and sing along to classics such as ‘Easy’, ‘Truly, ‘Dancing on the Ceiling’, ‘Say You Say Me’, ‘Hello’ and ‘All Night Long’.

I’ve been missing the UK and can’t wait to make my long awaited return and to see parts of the country I’ve never made it out to before. The fans are always incredible and they make the atmosphere at every show electric, so I look forward to singing along with them soon.
— Lionel Richie

These will be Lionel’s first UK shows since receiving glittering reviews for the ‘All The Hits’ tour which included three nights at London’s The O2. The dates followed a phenomenal Glastonbury performance which drew the biggest crowd of the weekend as over 200,000 people flocked to the Pyramid Stage. Lionel’s incredible success continued as his album ‘The Definitive Collection’ topped the charts and provided his first UK Number 1 in 23 years.

Lionel went on to receive British GQ’s Icon Award adding to a celebrated career which includes four GRAMMYs, a Golden Globe and even an Oscar as well as the prestigious Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Award. In 2016 Lionel launched his on-going Las Vegas headline residency show, ‘Lionel Richie—All the Hits’, at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, where he takes his fans on a spectacular musical journey, performing a variety of his seminal hits. Having sold over 100 million albums worldwide he recently joined the judging panel on ABC’s American Idol.

UK TOUR DATES:

Friday 1 June - Franklin’s Gardens, Northampton
Sunday 3 June - McDiarmid Park, Perth
Tuesday 5 June - Hampton Court Palace Festival, London
Wednesday 6 June - Hampton Court Palace Festival, London
Sunday 10 June - Lincolnshire Showground, Lincoln
Wednesday 13 June - Montgomery Waters Meadow, Shrewsbury
Saturday 16 June - Leigh Sports Village, Leigh
Sunday 17 June  - Brunton Park, Carlisle
Tuesday 19 June  - Open Air Theatre, Scarborough
Thursday 21 June - Proact Stadium, Chesterfield
Saturday 23 June - The 1st Central County Ground, Hove
Sunday 24 June - Holkham Hall, Holkham nr Wells-next-the-Sea


Tickets are available to purchase from:

ticketmaster.com
AXS.com
gigantic.com
alttickets.com

hamptoncourtpalacefestival.com (Hampton Court Festival dates only)

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